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Cadandrake
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Can anyone recommend a good sword fighting school for the 18th century. Not neccasserily military (although that'd be fine) but more for dualing etc .

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Duelling in the C18th'd be smallsword (assuming you're not somewhere Mediterranean for which you'd need knives) for which this book'd be ideal and was cretaed with fellows such as you in mind with additional essays on how to practice etc-
http://www.wyvernmedia.co.uk/shop#!/The ... ry=2613218

I hear the translator is a lovely fellow and easily contacted for lessons and further instruction ;-)

For something more diverse I'd go with Walker's "Defensive Exercises"- a book intended to give a Regency Buck or chap-about-town the basics of every martial skill of the era for personal defence and recreational fun.
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http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/

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Why thank you good sir. :thumbup: Looks an interesting book.

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If it catches your imagination we still have spaces at the Smallsword Symposium-
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/symposium.html
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Book marked. Thank you :-D

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